Dr Rees Cameron is a Gastroenterologist and Therapeutic Endoscopist at Capital and Coast DHB. He trained in Gastroenterology in Christchurch, and Transplant Hepatology in the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. After 5 years working as a general Gastroenterologist in Wellington, he undertook a fellowship in advanced endoscopy, ERCP and EUS with Dr Binmoeller at CPMC in San Francisco, and returned to Wellington to establish the interventional EUS service there. In 2016 he completed a fellowship in ESD and POEM with Prof Zhou at Zhongshan Hospital, Shanghai, and has developed a busy service treating early GI cancer, achalasia and gastroparesis in Wellington. His major interest is the use of novel techniques to allow endoscopic solutions for GI diseases that would previously had no good treatment or would require surgery.
What You Should Know About Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgery in 2022
The advent of laparoscopic surgery provided a great advance in reducing patient recovery times and morbidity after surgery, and the term ‘minimally invasive surgery’ was born. Since the early 2000’s, however, technological advances in endoscopes and consumables have enabled the development of a multitude of new endoscopic techniques that are now beginning to significantly impact in areas previously thought to be the preserve of the classically-trained surgeon. Not breaching the integument at all provides the greatest recovery advantage to patients, and endoscopic approaches are the true minimally invasive surgery. This talk will outline some of the latest advances in therapeutic EUS, bariatric endoscopy and NOTES.